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Big Band Jazz in Philadelphia

Broad Street’s former Pearl Theater was the site of a historic moment in 1932. Bennie Moten and the Kansas City Stompers, key parts of the Big Band Jazz movement in the first half of the century, played so well that, according to┬áThe One O’Clock Jump by Douglas Henry Daniels, the crowd demanded encore after encore, […]
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